Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/25/23
Pepperdine Waves (9-20) vs Loyola Marymount Lions (18-11)
Game Info: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Pepperdine Waves +2.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Loyola Marymount Lions will play the Pepperdine Waves in a WCC game on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions are 18-11 (8-7) this season after they defeated Pacific by a score of 90-88 in their last game. Loyola Marymount shot 51.7% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the win. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 75.8 points per game, 73.3 points against per game, 36.2 rebounds per game, and 12 assists per game. Cam Shelton has led the Lions this season with 20.9 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Loyola Marymount is shooting 45.7% from the field, 67.7% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers this year.
The Pepperdine Waves are 9-20 (2-13) this season after they lost to Santa Clara by a score of 91-82 in their last game. Pepperdine shot 49.2% from the field and was -12 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 78.6 points per game, 81.4 points against per game, 36 rebounds per game, and 15.2 assists per game. Maxwell Lewis has led the Waves this season with 17.6 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Pepperdine is shooting 46.5% from the field, 71.2% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers this year.
Loyola Marymount is 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss. The over is 9-2 in Loyola Marymount’s last 11 road games. Pepperdine is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. The over is 9-1-1 in Pepperdine’s last 11 Saturday games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.
Pepperdine comes into this game in last place of the WCC standings and on a three game losing streak, but they are 5-0 ATS in their last games. Loyola Marymount has lost three of their last five games and has not been very good against the spread on the road. Neither team has played very much defense in their recent games, but I am going to side with Pepperdine here. The Waves have played a lot better in in their last five games and kept it close against Santa Clara, Gonzaga, and San Francisco. I will take Pepperdine at home.